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Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Health Services, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Newcomer/Refugee Support, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Sexual Health, Sexual Violence/Abuse (GBV/VAW), Sex Work

THIS IS A GENDERED SPACE

Mental, physical, sexual, community health + harm reduction services

400 rue, Cooper St Suite 9004,
Ottawa, ON K2P 2H8
Phone: 873-288-3909
Grassroots Community Group, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops

SKETCH Working Arts is a community-arts enterprise based in Toronto engaging young QTBIPOC artists and arts leaders, on the margins, ages 16-29, coming from across Canada. SKETCH creates equitable opportunities for diverse young people to experience the transformative power of the arts; to develop their leadership and self-sufficiency in the arts; and to cultivate social and environmental change through the arts.

COVID19 Update - Programs this season will be hybrid: some programs are on Zoom, some are onsite in our studios (by advanced registration only), some are outdoors, and others will be in person at partner sites.

Call, email, visit website or social media for general information and for program updates.

Creative Activations in 3 programming streams, so that young people can build skills and capacities to become powerful change agents through arts and culture.

Arts Production
Audio Arts
Music Recording
Guitar and Piano Lessons
Making with Place Public Art Projects

Arts Wellness
Art in the Park
Art Supplies & Meals
Wellness Referrals

Art Leadership
Opportunities & Artist Residencies
NextUp! Leaders Lab
Shared Platform

SKETCH invites all QTBIPOC* young art leaders 16-29 in all programs
*Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour

180 Shaw Street
Toronto, ON M6J 2W5
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Website/Online Support

No-cost group, community, and individual supports are available for folks ages 16+ who identify as trans/non-binary or are questioning their gender. Services are delivered by people with lived experience as a transgender/gender-diverse person, and who may also have experience living with a mental health concern. See website for programming details.

466 George Street North
Peterborough, ON K9H 3R7
Grassroots Community Group

This is peer facilitated community support group for those who identify or are exploring a trans or gender diversity. This is private group for safety reasons.

Durham Region, ON
Phone: 905-231-0533
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Crisis/Distress, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Sports and Fitness

Youth Drop in Center for 2SLGBTQ+. We provide a safe space and programming geared to mental health and well being.

NON-MEMBERS can drop in during our YOUTH DROP IN HOURS (Monday – Friday 3:30pm -5:30pm)
PAID MEMBERS can stay for PROGRAMMING from 5:30pm – 9:30pm

123 Delaware Ave
North Bay, ON P1B 6Z6
Phone: 705-840-6209
Drop-in/Support Group, Grassroots Community Group, Health Services

Community, family, friends, and allies gather to connect with like minded people, expand our network of friends, and reduce isolation. This is an informal discussion and social group.

People can also call the Community Health Centre to find out about other local resources. We have primary care which will support register patients with their health care needs, including needs specific to the 2S-LGBTQQIAP+ community.

55 Victoria Ave, PO Box 360
Markdale, ON N0C1H0
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Legal Support, Mental Health

Kind Space is committed to providing Ottawa – located on unceded Algonquin territory, accessible resources, events, social, and educational programming to celebrate and support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

400 Cooper St., suite 9001
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N1
Phone: 613-563-4818
Drop-in/Support Group

Join us for thoughtful discussions and recreational activities centring Ace/Aro folks in the Ottawa Community every 3rd Saturday of each month at 2PM! This in-person group is open to anyone who identifies under the asexual or aromantic umbrellas (including grey, demi, quoi, alloaro, etc). So even if you are new to the community, or have been waiting to meet and chill with other Ace/Aro folks for a while, this space is open for you. Each month we will have a loose theme or event to bring us together, so stay tuned to social media! This group is for those ages 18+.

400 Cooper St., suite 9001
Ottawa, ON K2P 2N1
Phone: 613-563-4818
Drop-in/Support Group

We recognize that faith and/or spirituality can create vital spaces for self awareness and can connect us to communities and nature in meaningful ways. At the same time, we understand that places of worship, and institutional religion have caused great pain and trauma for many queer folks. This group is designed to function like a tour through the challenges and blessings of navigating our longing for faith/spirituality and our gender journeys. We will explore what faith and spirituality means, and ways to connect your inner identity to the wider world in a spiritual and/or religious context. You don’t have to belong to a particular religion in order to be part of this group - simply to be interested in learning, sharing, and listening for the call in each of us.

Please note: this is not a space to discuss issues around mental health or trauma. If you are experiencing these challenges, we certainly encourage you to connect with one of our social workers who can individually work with you to address these challenges.

1435 Tecumseh Rd E.
Windsor, ON N8W 1C2
Phone: 226-674-4745
Drop-in/Support Group

Trans Formation aims to create a space to talk about the joys and complexities of transition. This is a transition-specific support and education group. Please only join once you feel that you are in a good space to explore and discuss transition. If you are not in that space yet, we recommend connecting with one of our peer groups.

We meet weekly for 90 minutes. It is a closed group, meaning once the intake process has been completed, no new folks will be able to join until the next group begins. There is also a limit of 12 participants.

We encourage attendance each week, with 24 hours notice if you cannot attend. This helps to create a safe environment in which trust and rapport are built within the community so that you can feel respected and valued in your journey.

1435 Tecumseh Rd E.
Windsor, ON N8W 1C2
Phone: 226-674-4745
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Health Services, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Sexual Health

We've gone digital! Due to the pandemic, we've moved our weekly LGBTQ+ youth groups to Discord servers. Come hang out with us during weekly meetings, or just to chat throughout the week!
Online group that aims to bring together youth ages 11-25 in the LGBTQ+ community. These groups are facilitated by a team of professionals from the community, that strive to create a safe environment in which youth can explore and express their interests and needs in an atmosphere where they are supported and respected for their contributions and unique individual differences.
Our online group meetings change from one week to the next! Sometimes we just chat, but we're always trying new things - watching movies, hosting workshops, and all sorts of fun.
Whether you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, two-spirit, queer or questioning, YOU ARE WELCOME!! There is no need to call ahead. Just come with a smile and an open mind.

511 Pelissier St.
Windsor, ON N9A 4L2
Phone: 519-973-0222
Drop-in/Support Group, Grassroots Community Group, Health Services

Community, family, friends, and allies gather to connect with like minded people, expand our network of friends, and reduce isolation. This is an informal discussion and social group.

People can also call the Community Health Centre to find out about other local resources. We have primary care which will support register patients with their health care needs, including needs specific to the 2S-LGBTQQIAP+ community.

Erksine Community Health Centre, 90 Artemesia St. S.
Dundalk, ON N0C 1B0
Grassroots Community Group, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Mental Health

Queerios is a drop in program for all youth 12-18 who identify as LGBTQ+, run entirely by LGBTQ+ staff. We focus on social activities, positive mental health, skill-building, and connecting youth to resources. Activities include art, sports, and games, as well as snacks, a full dinner, and dessert.

170 Castlefrank Rd
Ottawa, ON K2L 2K6
Phone: 613-558-7512
Grassroots Community Group, Pride Collective/Organization

Guelph Pride organizes a Pride festival twice a year for the Guelph community. Our aim is to bring together LGBTQIA+ and 2S communities in Guelph and the surround cities. We also work to address issues surrounding the queer community in a safe, educational manner. We're a program of the OOTS (Out On The Shelf) Library

Guelph, ON
Phone:
Grassroots Community Group, Education/Workshops, Religious Group

Mission
LGBTQ+ at the J strives to be the heart of Toronto’s LGBTQ+ Jewish community, providing queer Jews opportunities to gather, celebrate and thrive. We aim for the full inclusion and celebration of LGBTQ+ Jews across Jewish communal institutions, in Jewish life, arts and cultural initiatives, and informal and formal education and more.

Vision
LGBTQ+ at the J fosters rich and diverse LGBTQ+ Jewish life in Toronto through dynamic programming – focused on social events, advocacy and education. We aspire to be a resource, safer space and home for all LGBTQ+ Jews across the spectrum of identities and affiliations. We intend to offer social and networking events and to provide opportunities for queer Jews to engage with Jewish holidays and traditions. We will partner with Jewish community organizations – including synagogues, schools and summer camps – to make their spaces and services more inclusive for LGBTQ+ Jews.

​Looking to connect more to the community or have questions? Feel free to reach out to Cara Gold, carag@mnjcc.org

750 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 2J2
Phone: 416-924-6211
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Website/Online Support

2SLGBTQAI + Community and Education Centre. We have youth, adult and caregiver support programming and drop in services.

179 Christina St. N
Sarnia, ON N7T 5B2
Phone: 548-997-5428
Mental Health

THIS SERVICE IS NON QUEER, TRANS, AND LGBTQ SPECIFIC

Mind Matters is a safe space for youth aged 12-17 experiencing anxiety. In this 8 week group participants will learn about anxiety and how their brain and body works. They will explore the connection between their thoughts, feelings and actions, and develop skills to cope with their anxiety.

170 Castlefrank Rd
Ottawa, ON K2L 4H7
Phone: 613-558-7512
Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Pride Collective/Organization

Grey Bruce Pride works to create a safe community for 2S-LGBTQQIAP+ people and their families, friends and allies through activism, community education and engagement, mentorship, and culture events. We are committed to connecting with local community organizations and partners to create safe progressive spaces for our 2S-LGBTQQIAP+ community. Consciously practicing Queer responsibility and celebrating history, courage and diversity to increase understanding and acceptance of rainbow folxs.

Owen Sound, ON
Phone:
Grassroots Community Group, Drop-in/Support Group

Queer Youth Kawartha Lakes (QYKL) is a group for queer youth to safely express themselves without judgement, build positive relationships with other queer youth in the City of Kawartha Lakes, and facilitate activities to advocate and spread awareness of queer people and events. Youth ages 12 to 17 are welcome to join QYKL. QYKL runs every Thursday from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Note: QYKL runs during the school year.

107 Lindsay St S
Lindsay, ON K9V 2M5
Phone: 705-324-4493
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Website/Online Support

We offer peer support, education, and advocacy for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community in Halton.

ON
Website:
Drop-in/Support Group

This group provides a safe space for youth aged 12 to 25 to connect with other youth of the LGBT2SQ+ community on a monthly basis. Hosted by our Peer Support Workers assisted by a partner clinician, youth can enjoy games, activities and a place to hang out.

1517 Laurier St.
Rockland, ON K4K 1C8
Phone: 613-577-7219
Drop-in/Support Group

This group provides a safe space for youth aged 12 to 25 to connect with other youth of the LGBT2SQ+ community on a monthly basis. Hosted by our Peer Support Workers assisted by a partner clinician, youth can enjoy games, activities and a place to hang out.

212 Pitt St.
Cornwall, ON K6J 3P6
Phone: 613-577-7216
Grassroots Community Group, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Website/Online Support

Rainbow Camp- a (paid) summer camp for 2SLGBTQ+ youth

Rainbow Online Connection (ROC)- Online free programs for youth ages 12-18

Parents ROC- a parent support group

Counselling services- free counselling services (done virtually)

ON
Phone: 888-909-2234
Drop-in/Support Group

THIS IS A GENDERED SPACE
For guys 16-24 who identify as two-spirit, intersex, trans, non-binary, gay, bi, queer.
Through discussions of health, arts & culture, and current events, Boyoboy explores the intersections and issues of GBTQ2S youth identity and experiences. Always entertaining and educational, each workshop focuses on a specific topic or theme.

65 Wellesley Street East
Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7
Phone: 416-924-2100
Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops

Families in TRANSition (FIT) is a 10-week closed group for parents / caregivers of 2-Spirit, trans, non-binary, gender-questioning youth (ages 13-24) who have recently learned of their child’s gender identity.

This group typically runs 4 times a year, for 10 weeks. Please contact Jordan.Zaitzow@ctys.org for more information about registration and dates.

For now, this service continues to operate virtually. Parents from anywhere in the GTA, throughout Ontario, or across so-called Canada are welcome to join.

Participants will be supported to:
-Gain tools and knowledge to help improve communication and strengthen their relationship with their youth
-Learn about social, legal and physical transition options
-Strengthen skills for managing strong emotions (fear, sadness, worry, etc.)
-Explore societal/cultural/religious beliefs that impact trans youth and their families
-Build skills to support their youth and family when facing discrimination/transphobia/transmisogyny
-Promote youth mental health and resilience

There is also a FIT youth group that is open to youth ages 13-24 whose parents /caregivers have, are, or will be attending the adult group. The youth group focuses on gender exploration, identity, and activism, through an arts-based lens. Contact Char Bondy char.bondy@ctys.org for more details!

65 Wellesley Street East
Toronto, ON M4Y 1G7
Phone: 416-799-6461
Health Services

Virtual gender affirming care.

This program offers telemedicine-based medical consultations, advice and treatment related to trans care, including general health and wellness services, hormone therapy, and surgery referrals. All services are covered by Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). Referrals to this program are appreciated and accepted, though they are not necessary.

Toronto, ON
Phone: 647-670-0493
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Health Services, Employment Support, Mental Health, Sexual Health

The North Simcoe Youth Wellness Hub offers a wide range of services to youth age 12-25 at the right time and in the right place.
Our services are offered both in-person and virtually, are easy to access, and are offered with little to no wait times as we aim to be as low barrier as possible.
Services include:
2SLGBTQ+ Services (Provided through our partners at the Gilbert Centre)
Mental Health Services
Substance Use Services
Peer Support Services
Primary Care – Physical Health Services
Education Services
Employment Services
Support for youth with special needs
Housing Supports
Variety of workshops and cultural teachings

Additionally serving Tay Township, Tiny Township and Beausoleil Island

287 Bayshore Drive
Midland, ON L4R 0H1
Phone: 705-427-5639
Crisis/Distress, Mental Health, Newcomer/Refugee Support, Phone/Chat/Text Line

THIS RESOURCE IS NOT 2SLGBTQ SPECIFIC

ONTX is an anonymous text and online chat line for anyone who is in distress, crisis, or just needs someone to talk to.

ON
Phone:
Addictions/Harm Reduction, Crisis/Distress, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Phone/Chat/Text Line, Sexual Health, Website/Online Support

We provide prevention, education and support for 2-Spirit, including First Nations, metis and Inuit people. We base our work on indigenous philosophies of wholistic health and wellness.

145 Front Street East, Suite 105
Toronto, ON M5A 1E3
College/University Campus Group, Drop-in/Support Group, Education/Workshops, Grassroots Community Group, Sexual Health

Brock Pride is the official Brock University club devoted to creating a safe, social environment for students of diverse gender and sexual identities. We offer a welcoming atmosphere which provides an opportunity for students of the pride community (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, queer, questioning or otherwise associated) and their allies to create support networks and gain guidance in maintaining healthy relationships, coming out, and other issues relevant to having a queer identity. We will also pursue the advancement of equality, acceptance and fair treatment of LGBTQ+ issues such as accessibility of same-sex marriage, homophobia on campus and in the community, addressing heterosexism and lack of representation in society, and fair treatment of pride community members.

St. Catherines, ON
Phone:
Website: